The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant brings a big dose of “real world” to the nostalgia for a fictional white Christian America exemplified by Mayberry of the classic “Andy Griffith Show.”
Get past the tamed version of most Nativity scenes to bring Jesus into the hard realities of the here and now, just as when he was born, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
As is his wont, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant takes a different tack on a commonly accepted saying and comes up with a thought-provoking concept.
Why wait during Advent? The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant has a poetic answer.
It doesn’t matter who’s on the earthly throne when it comes to sharing the story of Jesus, according to a parable fragment imagined by the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant thinks Christians shouldn’t allow their religious beliefs to guide how they vote.
The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant takes issue with Bishop Kenneth Carder’s viewpoint on what a breakup of The United Methodist Church might mean, based on John Wesley’s own schismatic actions.
Like those who observe the ancient Christian practice of praying at specific hours of the day. the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant has a word from his midday prayer.
Fresh outbreaks of racial unrest over police-involved shootings of black men push the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant to ponder the nature of hope.
As America prepares to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant asks to what purposes we put the memories we can’t seem to escape.